At least ten people were killed in separate incidents of violence and target killings in Pakistan' s southern port city of Karachi since early Saturday, local media reported.
Urdu TV channel Dunya reported that the recent spate of armed assault started at about 5:30 a.m. (local time) when some unknown assailants gunned down a seminary teacher in Shah Faisal colony area of the city.
Police, in the wee hours of morning, recovered a body from Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city. The identity of the deceased has not been determined yet, but police investigators said that the body carried eminent marks of torture.
Later, in the morning, some unknown gunmen opened fire in Orangi Town area of the city, killing two people right on the spot and injuring two others. The injured people were shifted to hospital where one of them breathed his last.
The assailants fled the scene following the attack, and police is yet clueless about their whereabouts.
In another incident, two dacoits and a passerby woman were killed during the exchange of firing between the dacoits and the residents in Sakhi Hassan area of the city, senior superintendent Karachi police Asif Ijaz said.
Separately, two people were gunned down in Moach Goth area of the city by unknown militants. Identities of both the deceased and assailants are not known yet.